Dene Cottage, Toadsmoor, Brimscombe, Stroud, Gloucestershire

£795,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A fabulous family home set in the tranquil and secluded Toadsmoor Valley offering flexible accommodation with the benefit of circa 3.5 acres of land comprising formal gardens, two paddocks, stables and a field.

Wealth of character features

Three reception rooms

4 -5 bedrooms, two en suite

Large kitchen/diner with Aga

Double garage

Stunning views

Circa 3.5 acres of land and paddocks

Two stable blocks

The Property

The heart of the home is the impressive and spacious kitchen/diner, which features a Welsh slate tiled floor, bespoke solid wood free standing cabinets under a granite worktop with Belfast sink, space and plumbing for a dishwasher and taking pride of place in the kitchen is the impressive four oven Aga. There is ample space for a large table and chairs and the room is flooded with light courtesy of the dual aspect windows, including a floor to ceiling picture window affording lovely views of the garden and paddocks beyond. A stable door provides access to the gardens. Off the kitchen is a very useful 'L' shaped utility with quarry floor tiles, base and wall cabinets, sink and space for a fridge/freeze, tumble dryer and plumbing for a washing machine. There is a lovely and practical quarry tile floor throughout.

Steps lead up from the main kitchen into an anteroom linking the kitchen with the sitting room. This area features a quarry tile floor, exposed stone walls and houses the boiler and additional free-standing cabinets.

The sitting room also has a wealth of period features such as exposed stone walls, beams, a stone fireplace with wood burner. There is also an old timber latch door leading to the front of the property. From the sitting room an enclosed staircase leads to the first-floor accommodation and the stone tiled floor continues into the adjoining family room. This room is light and airy due to the French doors out to the terrace and the large picture window. Off this room is a vestibule with a useful cloakroom, a further reception room, currently used as a bedroom and a door to the front of the property.

Upstairs a generous sized open landing (currently used as a study area) provides access to the four bedrooms. The master bedroom is dual aspect, offering incredible views of the valley and there is a large en suite comprising a bath, separate shower cubicle, wc and pedestal sink in white with wood effect Karndean flooring.

The Grounds and Gardens

The property is approached via a single-track lane onto a gravel driveway with a circular turning area around a commanding poplar tree and plenty of parking for numerous vehicles along with a double garage with power and light. The property is set within mature and private gardens, with a number of places to sit and entertain or simply sit and enjoy the tranquillity Beyond the formal garden lies a paddock, leading in turn to a yard containing a stable, mare and foal stable, tack room and a stone building with two pony stables. In addition, there is a substantial un-grazed field on a sloped elevation with a natural spring. A bridleway and Public footbath cross parts of the land.

Situation

Bussage, the nearest village has many attractive properties of all ages and styles tucked away off its network of lanes set within lovely countryside in which to walk or ride as well as excellent facilities, which makes this a very desirable place for families to live. Within half a mile there is a GP surgery, dental practice, a Tesco Express and a Boots Pharmacy, church and pub. Thomas Keble School at Eastcombe is close by and Cheltenham and Gloucester are within commuting distance. There are regular bus services into nearby Stroud where there is also a main line station with trains into London Paddington scheduled from 90 minutes, as well as three major supermarkets and an excellent choice of secondary schools including grammar schools.

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